Author: Seattle Area Archivists

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2020 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. The applicant must also be either a resident of the MAC region or registered in a qualified program, onsite or online, that is based in the MAC region.

Applications are due March 1, 2020 and must include the following documents:

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2020. 

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2020. 

Changes to Sound Archivist

The Steering Committee is pleased to announce a change to how we publish news and articles. Currently, we send out a monthly newsblast, which primarily features events and jobs, and a bi-annual newsletter, which features articles. As of December 1st, they will be merged.

This means every month you will now receive the Sound Archivist news and there will no longer be a bi-annual newsletter. This includes the bi-annual due out tomorrow – all submitted content will show up in the first new format on December 1st. It also means you can still submit material for the December issue.

Why the change? Primarily because content is too light for each on its own but by merging them, it will provide more substantial content on a regular basis, including but not limited to jobs, events, and articles. The change will also remove deadlines, any perceived pressure to submit, and all the associated reminders because you can submit whenever you have something you’d like to share and it will be shared the very next issue.

The Sound Archivist will go out on the 1st of every month, starting December 2019. We encourage everyone to submit at any time, whether it’s a job or volunteer opportunity, an event or event review, updates about your organization such as new tools and/or new collections, book reviews, think pieces, and everything in between that might touch on our field and interests. Pictures are always welcome and encouraged. Email seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com

Deadline Extended for Sound Archivist Submissions


Submissions are welcome until the 14th. 

Did you launch a new tool or service, process a new collection, learn a new skill? Do you have upcoming events or volunteer/internship opportunities? Did you attend SAA and want to share thoughts or review a panel? Have anything related to our field you want to share? Do you have a great joke about archivists (or info pros in general)? We want to know about it! Pictures welcome/encouraged.  The next edition comes out November 15th.

Email us: seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com



Sound Archivist Submissions: Due November 8th

Did you launch a new tool or service, process a new collection, learn a new skill? Do you have upcoming events or volunteer/internship opportunities? Did you attend SAA and want to share thoughts or review a panel? Have anything related to our field you want to share? Do you have a great joke about archivists (or info pros in general)? We want to know about it! Pictures welcome/encouraged.  The next edition comes out November 15th.

Email us: seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com